eDrawings Publisher for SOLIDWORKS

Create eDrawings® part (*.eprt), assembly (*.easm), and drawing (*.edrw) files from SOLIDWORKS part, assembly, and drawing files.


The eDrawings publisher for SOLIDWORKS is installed with SOLIDWORKS.

To create eDrawings files using the eDrawings Publisher for SOLIDWORKS:

  1. Open the SOLIDWORKS file.
  2. Click Publish to eDrawings (Standard toolbar) or File > Publish to eDrawings.
  3. In the Save Configurations to eDrawings file dialog box (or Save Sheets to eDrawings file dialog box), set any of the following:
    Lets you choose configurations to save.
    Lets you attach STEP files to the eDrawings file.

    You can include a STEP attachment for any of the available configurations in the file. Including a STEP attachment is independent of including the eDrawings data for each configuration as long as you select at least one configuration for publishing the eDrawings data.

    Create and attach STEP file of type Sets the type of STEP file to attach.

    Supported STEP formats are STEP AP203 and STEP AP214. If you have a SOLIDWORKS MBD license, you can also attach STEP AP242 files, which support Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI).

    Options Lets you set options in the System Options - EDRW/EPRT/EASM dialog box.
    Password Lets you set options in the Password dialog box.
  4. Click OK.

    The eDrawings Viewer appears with the published file displayed.

    An alternative method is to click File > Save As in SOLIDWORKS and save the document as an eDrawings document.